Update: Radio DJ Remains On Air After Call to Kill Muslims

April 28, 2004

Source: The Boston Herald


On April 28, 2004 The Boston Herald reported, "WTKK-FM (96.9) afternoon personality Jay Severin is still on the hotseat for alleged anti-Muslim remarks made last week despite a Monday explanation he was misquoted and taken out of context. The Council on American-Islamic Relations called on WTKK-FM to fire Jay Severin yesterday, citing transcripts showing he called for killing American Muslims during a show last week. Severin has said his comments during his show on 96.9 FM Thursday were aimed at religious fanatics killing Americans. But CAIR executive director Nihad Awad was not impressed after reviewing transcripts provided by press sources. WTKK would not provide CAIR with a tape. 'The actual transcript is even worse than what had initially been reported,' he said. 'Based on Mr. Severin's claim that Muslim citizens are a 'fifth column' in this country and his apparent belief that they should be killed, we renew our call for his termination.'"